Head over to Ben Meyers’ blog Faith and Theology and read Kim Fabricius’ post-9/11 sermon about “the chosen.” It’s well-written and, though you may not agree with everything she says, it’s worth the few minutes it will take you to read it. Here’s a quote:
The Chosen People can in no way be taken to refer to a specific nation-state. To suggest that the United States, or England – or even Wales! – is The Chosen People is sheer hubris based on distorted theology. Even the nation-state of Israel cannot claim the title. No nation-state can. Because after Christ the term no longer refers to a geographical or cultural entity. Because, on the one hand, “being in Christ” has replaced “being in the land”, and, on the other hand, the land has expanded to encompass the whole world. In Christ, all people are Chosen People.
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